Donovan Solano
Yankees' Donovan Solano: Receives invitation to spring training
Donovan Solano, 2B, NYY
2/5/2016
News: Solano received an invitation to spring training Friday, Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal reports.

This comes as no surprise, as Solano has appeared in the majors in parts of the last four seasons. That being said, his hitting numbers have tapered off since his debut in the bigs, so he'll likely head back to the minors after spring training if he can't get his bat going against major league pitching.

Analysis: 

Angelo Gumbs
Reds' Angelo Gumbs: Signs minor league deal with Reds
Angelo Gumbs, 2B, NYY
2/2/2016
News: Gumbs signed a minor league contract with the Reds, Baseball America reports.

A second-round pick by the Yankees in 2010, Gumbs hit the proverbial wall in his development, failing to move above High-A after his initial promotion to the level in 2013. He hit a low point in 2015, batting .176/.224/.213 in 202 plate appearances with High-A Tampa, but Gumbs is only 23 and the Reds want to see if there's something in his game that is correctable.

Analysis: 

Devon Travis
Blue Jays' Devon Travis: Won't be ready for the opener
Devon Travis, 2B, TOR
2/2/2016
News: Travis (shoulder) remains on track to miss the start of the 2016 season, ESPN's Buster Olney reports.

With plenty of offense in tow, the Jays can afford to take their time with the young second baseman. Upon having surgery on his left shoulder in November, the expectation was that Travis would need 16-20 weeks to recover. Ryan Goins remains the favorite to pick up the extra playing time at second base while Travis is on the shelf.

Analysis: 

Maicer Izturis
Blue Jays' Maicer Izturis: Signs minor league contract with Blue Jays on Friday
Maicer Izturis, 2B, TOR
1/29/2016
News: Izturis signed a minor league contract with the Blue Jays on Friday that included an invitation to spring training, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsbet reports.

Izturis had his club option for 2016 declined, but the 35-year-old is back with Toronto anyway. He hasn't appeared in the majors since 2014 due to injuries, where he batted .286 in 38 plate appearances. He'll likely serve as organizational depth with the infield pretty well solidified for the AL East champions.

Analysis: 

Yoan Moncada
Red Sox's Yoan Moncada: Boston's minor-league player of the year
Yoan Moncada, 2B, BOS
1/27/2016
News: Moncada received an award as the Red Sox minor-league player of the year from the Boston chapter of the Baseball Writers of America, the Providence Journal reports.

Moncada, 20, is considered Boston's top prospect and should advance through at least two levels in 2016. He made adjustments during the second half of the season at Low-A Greenville and appears ready to tackle High-Salem and later Double-A Portland in 2016.

Analysis: 

Danny Worth
Astros' Danny Worth: Signs with Astros
Danny Worth, 2B, HOU
1/26/2016
News: Worth signed a minor league contract with the Astros that includes an invite to spring training, Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Worth spent the 2015 season in the Diamondbacks' organization, sporting an impressive .314/.394/.469 slash line in 106 games with the Triple-A club. The 30-year-old has some major league experience, but he figures to serve as organizational infield depth with Houston.

Analysis: 

Jurickson Profar
Rangers' Jurickson Profar: Could get a look in the outfield
Jurickson Profar, 2B, TEX
1/26/2016
News: Profar (shoulder) will likely start the season playing shortstop at Triple-A Round Rock, but the Rangers might eventually consider him as an option for the big-league outfield, the Dallas Morning News reports.

It doesn't sound like the Rangers have any immediate plans to move Profar to the outfield, but he could get some reps this spring in an effort to improve organizational depth. If the Texas infield remains healthy while the outfield suffers some injuries, Profar might then get a chance to try out a new position. He slashed .267/.352/.453 in the Arizona Fall League, but he was strictly used as a designated hitter, and the Rangers still have Elvis Andrus and Rougned Odor blocking him from playing time in the middle infield. The most recent report on Profar's shoulder said that he's been throwing from 135 feet.

Analysis: 

Ryan Flaherty
Orioles' Ryan Flaherty: Agrees to one-year deal with O's
Ryan Flaherty, 2B, BAL
1/15/2016
News: Flaherty and the Orioles agreed to terms on a one-year, $1.5 million deal Friday, avoiding arbitration, the Baltimore Sun reports.

The veteran utility infielder hit just .202 with a .637 OPS last season, but he'll return as a reliable, versatile defensive option. Flaherty made only $1.075 million last season, so the $1.5 million figure represents a small raise.

Analysis: 

Logan Forsythe
Rays' Logan Forsythe: Avoids arbitration with two-year deal
Logan Forsythe, 2B, TB
1/15/2016
News: Forsythe avoided arbitration with the Rays on Friday by agreeing to a two-year, $10.25 million deal with an option, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

Forsythe enjoyed a breakout season in 2015 by slashing .281/.359/.444 while establishing himself as the team's everyday second baseman, but ended the year on a bad note with a foot contusion. He figures to be 100 percent when he reports to spring training, so it shouldn't be too much of a concern. This deal will buy out the 29-year-old's final years of arbitration, along with a possible year of free agency if the Rays deem his option worth the cost.

Analysis: 

Jon Berti
Blue Jays' Jon Berti: Receives invite to spring training
Jon Berti, 2B, TOR
1/13/2016
News: Berti received an invite to go to big league camp for spring training.

Last year Berti played second base, third base, center field and left field across stops at Double-A and Triple-A, so his versatility could be his ticket to the 25-man roster at some point in 2016. That said, apart from above average speed, the soon-to-be 26-year-old doesn't offer much in terms of offensive potential.

Analysis: 

More Updates